Want to see Donald Trump get frustrated? Present him with a situation that he can’t possibly control.
But the Republican presidential front-runner wasn’t finished. “It’s so damn unfair, the press. . . . That guy right there, who do you shoot for? That guy right there has not moved that camera. It’s disgusting. All right. . . . He’s instructed by his bosses to not move the camera.”
Correct, Mr. Trump! According to TVNewser, Wes Barrett, a White House producer for Fox News, posted a rebuttal on Facebook to Trump’s attempt to micromanage the Fourth Estate. The cameraman, Barrett pointed out, was the network “pool head on camera”:
By agreements reached years ago, the pool head on camera that is serving ABC, CBS, CNN, FOX and NBC is required to stay on a well-composed, tight shot of the person speaking. It’s protective, mainly in case something happens to the most high-profile person in the building. Every net has other cameras responsible for getting wide shots of the venue…Having a network head on camera at your event signifies stature and Trump and his staffers should understand this by now. He created an ugly scene for absolutely no reason.
Extreme narcissism and cluelessness, all in one tidy episode.